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Indonesia trains its citizens to deal with sea-mammal strandings
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 24 April 2019 (Mongabay) - In November 2017, when locals spotted 10 sperm whales stranded on a beach on the island of Sumatra, they had no idea what to do.



Protests erupt in Solomon Islands
SYDNEY, Australia, 24 April 2019 (ABC) - Legislators have appointed political veteran Manasseh Sogavare as the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands - for the fourth time - but his victory has already stoked tensions in the capital Honiara.



PEI elevates Green party to opposition in Canadian first
TORONTO, Canada, 24 April 2019 (Guardian) - A Green party will form the official opposition for the first time in Canadian history, following a closely watched election in the province of Prince Edward Island. The unprecedented result signifies a major milestone for the environmentally oriented political party.



Climate change tests on Orkney's Neolithic sites
LONDON, UK, 24 April 2019 (BBC) - International scientists are meeting in Orkney to develop a system for assessing the risks to world heritage sites posed by climate change.



Cuba's government mocked by stampede of ostrich memes
LONDON, UK, 24 April 2019 (BBC) - An animal exotic to most Cubans has become an online obsession - but not for the reasons one of the island's revolutionary heroes was hoping.



Hawaii's islands are under threat from rising sea levels
NEW YORK, US, 23 April 2019 (Fox News) - Known for its scenic landscape, tropical climate and beautiful beaches, Hawaii is a tourist destination for people around the world. But concerns have arisen that its iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.



NZ plans for inevitable climate-related migration
SOUTH TARAWA, Kiribati, 23 April 2019 (PINA) - Ioane Teitiota caught the world’s attention in 2015 when he fought to become the world’s first climate refugee. He desperately tried to keep his family in New Zealand, and applied for refugee status but that was unsuccessful and he was forced to return to Kiribati.